Beautiful World

February 18th, 2009

I love the pause between day and night, the blush of color up the sky, lights coming on in houses, the hush as the curtain falls on our daily drama. Coming home tonight with groceries after a yoga class, I felt all my blessings pour over me at once. Food in the house, a hot shower, magazines in the mailbox, messages on the phone from friends, a glass of prosecco, clean sheets and soft pajamas. I’ve done nothing to deserve it, and in these parlous times, I know life can change on a dime. I produce a magazine that’s not a necessity (although I think it makes life sweeter), and I could have to take a pay cut. I could lose my job and not find another. I could lose my house and have to move in with one of my daughters (poor girls!). A meteor could fall on my neighborhood, aliens could abduct me and make me do laundry on another planet, and the economy could stay stuck on “It Sucks” indefinitely. But this Now is all we’re guaranteed, and tonight my mantra is Now.

4 Responses to “Beautiful World”

  1. notmassproduced says:

    perfectly put

  2. V-Grrrl says:

    I have been occupying this same mental place for quite a few weeks now. Nothing has changed in my life but everything has changed for me. Something became unblocked in the darkest part of winter and joy keeps bubbling up.

    When you have a moment, swing over to my site and see the “map of my heart.” You should create one too. It was the best creative exercise–insightful, fun, and one that filled me with gratitude.

  3. Kathleen Botsford says:

    I love those moments AND when I am aware enough to really live in them. That’s my practice, practice, practice. P.S. I wouldn’t mind living in yours today…sigh…Perfect!

  4. nativekee says:

    hi frida… love this.